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Ways We Are Talking About Black History Month With Our Kids

Black History Month is a beautiful celebration of the accomplishments and contributions to the American Culture by African Americans. Over the past couple of years, we have enjoyed this learning experience with our oldest son as he entered his charter public school. We have seen the ads on TV, all the commemorations and honors presented […]

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National Museum of American History Family Guide: 9 Tips to Know Before You Go

The Smithsonian Museums are at the top of the list for many families with kids in Washington, D.C. and for good reason! I love going to the museums (especially the National Museum of American History) with my kids because they tick all the boxes: Free! Educational! Not weather dependent! But with all the pros, there […]

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More Kindness and Less Labels! Shifting the Narrative Around Bullying

If you have school-aged children you have probably heard everything there is to know about bullying and prevention, especially during the month of October. The campaign was funded in 2006 and ever since then, schools dedicate an entire month to increase awareness and prevention. When I first encountered the campaign I was glad that we […]

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7 Children’s Books for Exploring Emotions and Feelings

Exploring emotions can be one of the most important lessons of early childhood. Yet, emotions and our reactions to them (our feelings) are sometimes difficult to fully explain to young children. Luckily, there are so many wonderful children’s books that can help us identify and discuss these important concepts. When reading with my 5 year-old […]

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Back to School on the Spectrum

All parents can attest that back to school is a hectic time of year. The dreaded supply lists, school clothes shopping, mandatory orientations, back to school night, and getting back into the routine of homework and lunch packing. Parents of kids with learning differences face unique added challenges. School Shopping We all face the ridiculously […]

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Why You Need to Teach Your Children Decision-Making Skills… And a Fun Way to Do It!

This post is sponsored by Imagination Stage. We hope you enjoy learning about their exciting new, interactive show, Escape From Peligro Island!One of the most daunting tasks we face as parents is teaching our children how to make decisions. While some of the first decisions our kids make, like deciding what to wear to school, […]

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Awesome Con – Washington, DC’s Comic Con Expands it’s Event: Awesome Con Jr.

If you live in the D.C. area and geek culture is your jam, you’ve probably heard of Awesome Con.  For seven years, Awesome Con has been bringing over 70,000 fans together to see their favorite stars from across comics, movies, television, toys, games, artists, and more!  And, Awesome Con just got even more Awesome this […]

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Celebrate National Crayon Day on March 31

Crayons are a creative staple in my household. If the plethora of dinosaurs, electronic gadgets, and books ever got boring (and apparently, they do) the kids will pull out the crayons. I love crayons because they can be used as soon as a child can hold a toy and into adulthood. You see them in […]

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